Re: The Resettlement of Chief Colymar

From: Eric Vanel <eric.vanel_at__Co3wySeKB_cKM8uMhEhvi6q6yrFPfACyzCmboReHhsxZ-NAHhShYLgdocWr6Irry>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2012 17:00:00 +0200

Hi Carlos, welcome !

Le 15/09/2012 16:26, aureclepius a écrit :
> (Perhaps I'm double posting this message...)
> Hi,
> I'm going to run a Gloranthan adventure in a local convention in
> Madrid. The heroes will be companions and followers of Chief Colymar
> on year 1315, when he crosses the Crossline and settles in the Nymie
> Valley. The adventure is a standalone one where they will meet some
> dangers from Dragon Pass denizens (dragonewts, some Chaos monsters)
> and experience some typical orlanthi clan activities (clan moot, rituals).

 >>The best source for your setting is definitely the computer game "King of Dragon Pass". It matches perfectly and will give you many adventures / encounters examples.
> I've researched some of the information about the first years of the
> Colymar both in "King of Sartar" and "Sartar: Kingdom of Heroes", but
> I have some questions:
> - Does Colymar stablish a clan before entering Dragon Pass? I believe
> he does it once they settle at Nymie Valley, but I'm not sure. Is the
> clan named "the Black Spear Clan"?

 >>IMG, Colymar was a clan chief before his settlement in DP. Decide what suit the best for your game. The Black Spear clan is the nickname of the Anmangarn clan when they were given the responsibility to keep the Black Spear at the time of king Korlmar (SKoH p275). More info about this clan can be found in "Sartar Companion" p48.
> - Concerning the Black Spear. In the future, the magical weapon is a
> part of the royal regalia of the Colymar Tribe, but why Chief Colymar
> has this powerful weapon? Does he obtains it on a heroquest? Does it
> belongs to the Orshanti Clan (the clan of Colymar and, by the way, the
> clan of Sartar)? And in that case, why the elders of Clan Orshanti let
> Colymar take the weapon?

 >>Many assumptions exist about this. Some of them link the weapon to the Kitori and the Kingdom of Night. Info about Kitori and KoN can be found about in Sartar Companion (p245) or in "History of the Heortling People" p105. But the details on how Colymar got the Black Spear are pretty open.
> - Finally, I've realized in "King of Sartar", it's said Colymar uses
> some kind of "illusion magic" to let the bystanders believe he and his
> people had been devoured by a "two-headed dragonewt". This way,
> everybody at Kethaela believe they are dead and Colymar can settles
> Dragon Pass undisturbed (although eventually word came out about
> them). But this event is not mentioned in "Sartar: Kingdom of Heroes",
> where is only said Colymar and his wife cross the line and nothing bad
> happens. As "S:KoH" is a most new source, is the "illusion magic
> event" no longer true?

Again here, do what suit the most to you game.

Have a good game :-) !

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